For the past few years, every winter I get an orchid for our flat but despite caring for it, by the summertime, the flowers are usually all gone. In previous years I used to bin the flower-less orchid or give it to my father-in-law so he can plant it in his garden. But this year I decided to try Amy’s advice of just waiting it out till the next blooms decide to come out. The awesome thing is that I'm only two weeks into following Amy's tips and I already see something happening on my orchid!
So here are a few simple rules to make sure your orchid will re-bloom again in no time.
First, when the flowers fall, snip off the old stem as low as possible and discard. Then you need this simple recipe: a little more sun, a little more light and a wee bit of fertilizer. Give it a weak fertilizer (a 20-20-20 or a fertilizer marketed for African Violets) and a spot closer to the window under indirect sun. Water a few times a week (but do NOT get it soaking wet) and before you know it, that old orchid you were about to throw out will reward you with another show.
P.S: How do you feel about hanging plants?
P.P.S: Parisian green wall and sunshine in a pot.
(Tips by/via A Nest for all Seasons. Photos by Myke Minutter, Amy and via Myra)